• Topic

    TEKS: 6F, 6G, 6H 

    Guiding Questions

    1. Predict the outcome of various genetic crosses including monohybrid, dihybrid, and non-Mendelian inheritance.

    2. How does meiosis contribute to genetic variation and why is that important?

    3. What role does meiosis play in sexual reproduction?

    4. Compare and contrast mitosis to meiosis.

    5. Interpret a karyotype to determine gender and chromosomal abnormalities.

    6. Analyze a DNA fingerprint to determine paternity or crime scene data.

    Explain how genetic modification can be used to alter an organism's phenotype and what ethical concerns might be associated with this type of modification.  


    6F-Genetic combinations, punnett square, monohybrid, dihybrid, allele, inheritance, gametes, probability, ratio, expression, phenotype, genotype, dominant, recessive, carrier, heterozygous, homozygous, independent assortment, law of segregation, purebred, hybrid, test cross, autosomes, sex chromosomes, Gregor Mendel, gene, genotypic ratio, outcome, cross, offspring, phenotypic ratio, codominant, incomplete dominance, multiple allele, sex-linked inheritance, offspring, polygenic inheritance

    6G-meiosis, sister chromatids, non-sister chromatids, haploid, unidentical daughter cells, crossing-over, G1 stage, G2 stage, S stage, M stage prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase, sexual reproduction, gametes, sex cells, eggs, sperm, fertilization, zygote, genetic variation, somatic, autosome, sex chromosome, diploid, “n”, “2n”, allele, gene, daughter cell

    6H-techniques, DNA fingerprinting, karyotype, modifications, genome, human genome project

  • Topic

    TEKS: 8A,B,C 

    Guiding Questions:

    How is molar mass calculated and why is it useful?

    How are extremely large or extremely small numbers expressed?

    What unit is used to express quantities of particles?

  • Topic

    Constant Motion and Momentum - Standards: 4B, 4F, 6C   September 14-September 28

    Essential Questions

    • What is the law of conservation of momentum and how can it be used to solve problems of motion?
    • How do the laws of conservation of momentum describe the motion of objects during elastic and inelastic collisions?
    • What demonstrations can be performed that obey the law of conservation of momentum?
    • How do net external forces affect the momentum of a system?

    Guiding Questions

    • Which has a greater momentum, a large truck at rest or a rolling skateboard?

    • What is the difference between momentum and impulse?

    • What does it mean to say that momentum is conserved?

    • What is the relationship between momentum and velocity? Momentum and mass?

    • Can you predict an outcome if a large truck collides with a small car at rest?


    1. Momentum

    2. Impulse

    3. Elastic Collision

    4. Inelastic Collision

    5. Conserved

    6. Law of Conservation of Momentum

    Techbook resource: Momentum

  • Topic

    Physics Standards 4A,4B,4F   IPC Standards 2BCDE, 4AB

    Guiding Questions

    • How do we qualitatively describe the motion of an object?

    • How do we quantitatively describe the motion of an object?

    • Can we apply the kinematics equation to predict where an object will be under a given set of circumstances?

    • How can we use graphs to predict where an object will be under a given set of circumstances?

    • What could be done to maximize distance travel and minimize displacement?

    • How would test if an object has constant velocity?


    1.       Position

    2.       Time

    3.       Constant

    4.       Speed

    5.       Reference point

    6.       Velocity

    7.       Distance  

    8.       Scalar

    9.       Magnitude

    10.   Displacement

    11.   Initial

    12.   Final

    13.    Vector

    14.   X-axis

    15.   Y-axis

    16.   Uniform motion

    17.   One dimensional motion

    18.   Kinematics

    19.   Mechanics

    20.  System

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